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Haggis
01-25-2008, 11:15 PM
First the Canadian government warns its citizens about traveling to the US. Now, the Austranian government is warning its citizens (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080125.AUSTRALIA25/TPStory/National) about traveling to Canada.



We advise you to exercise caution and monitor developments that might affect your safety in Canada because of the risk of terrorist attack," the website reads.


Is there no place safe to visit anymore? :rolleyes:

reigningcatsndogs
01-25-2008, 11:27 PM
But... but... what about all the good stuff we have...

like Moosicles....

http://www.deltanewsweb.com/archives/images/moose_ice_statue.jpg

and Red Green.....

http://www.wpt.org/blog/uploaded_images/redblog4.jpg-758095.jpg

Don't those things make it worth the risk??

Haggis
01-25-2008, 11:31 PM
But... but... what about all the good stuff we have...

like Moosicles....



and Red Green.....



Don't those things make it worth the risk??

I would think so. But that same source warns:


Heavy snowfalls and ice in the winter can make driving dangerous. The wind-chill factor can also create dangerously cold outdoor conditions. ... The province of British Columbia in western Canada is in an active earthquake zone. Alberta and British Columbia are also subject to avalanches. ... Tornadoes can occur in some areas of Canada between May and September. Bush and forest fires can occur any time in Canada.

The very thought of you people right on our border is truly frightening.

reigningcatsndogs
01-25-2008, 11:35 PM
Thank God they didn't mention anything about the grasshoppers or Saskatchewan!! Man, that would be the last straw. No one would ever come here again if they knew about Saskatchewan!!

reigningcatsndogs
01-25-2008, 11:35 PM
I would think so. But that same source warns:



The very thought of you people right on our border is truly frightening.


Want some duct tape to help secure that border? Nothing works better than duct tape, and it now comes in a variety of bright colors!

cray
01-25-2008, 11:37 PM
sasquatch spends most of his time up there too.

any mention of that???

reigningcatsndogs
01-25-2008, 11:41 PM
Sasquatch isn't scary -- he's hawt!!

You want scary Canadian, turn on the CBC

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/v5/images/headshot/rexMurphy118x101.jpg

Haggis
01-25-2008, 11:41 PM
The truly terrifying thing is nobody else except Canadians can even spell Sasketchewan!! Saskatchawan!! Sascatchewan!! the name of that province!!

cray
01-25-2008, 11:43 PM
sasquatchawan

reigningcatsndogs
01-25-2008, 11:49 PM
Seriously, where else but Canada can you find such amazing art

The giant perogy on a fork

http://www.bigthings.ca/alberta/pictures/pyrogy1.jpg

at the entrance to Glendon, Alberta

reigningcatsndogs
01-25-2008, 11:51 PM
or the world's largest Easter Egg

http://www.bigthings.ca/alberta/pictures/2egg1.jpg

in Vegreville, Alberta (erected in honor of the RCMP's Centennial -- don't ask why cause no one probably knows!!)

reigningcatsndogs
01-25-2008, 11:52 PM
... Aaron the blue heron

http://www.bigthings.ca/alberta/pictures/1heron1.jpg

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-25-2008, 11:55 PM
And isn't that where KTC lives? ::shudder::

cray
01-25-2008, 11:55 PM
sebby?

reigningcatsndogs
01-25-2008, 11:55 PM
And (I shit you not) Pinto MacBean, because Bow Island, Alberta is the bean capital of the west.

http://www.bigthings.ca/alberta/pictures/bean1.jpg


Why would anyone not want to risk life and limb to come and have a picture taken with This!!!!

Haggis
01-25-2008, 11:57 PM
Seriously, where else but Canada can you find such amazing art

The giant perogy on a fork

http://www.bigthings.ca/alberta/pictures/pyrogy1.jpg

at the entrance to Glendon, Alberta

Why did they put a fence around that thing. Did they think somebody was going to steal it?

KTC
01-25-2008, 11:59 PM
This is not the Blame it on Kevin thread, smartasses!

reigningcatsndogs
01-25-2008, 11:59 PM
Why did they put a fence around that thing. Did they think somebody was going to steal it?

It's to keep the terrorists out!!!! We take security very seriously around our perogy statues!!

reigningcatsndogs
01-26-2008, 12:01 AM
This is not the Blame it on Kevin thread, smartasses!

But if we could, we would, especially......


http://www.bigthings.ca/alberta/pictures/kbassa1.jpg

...the 42' high Kubassa sausage!!! Someone really should be blamed for this!!

reigningcatsndogs
01-26-2008, 12:02 AM
We have so much to offer, and yet no one takes us seriously :Shrug:.

KTC
01-26-2008, 12:03 AM
forgot this one:

http://www.bigthings.ca/manitoba/pictures/coke1.jpg From Manitoba...

I imagine opening that can would probably seem like a terrorist activity?

Haggis
01-26-2008, 12:04 AM
I have to give you Canadians credit for this one. Sadly, it should have been done in English and French.

http://xavier.borderie.net/pm/images/uploads/funny_vancouver_sign.jpg

cray
01-26-2008, 12:05 AM
who knew canada was so rich with statues of such historical significance!

KTC
01-26-2008, 12:11 AM
who knew canada was so rich with statues of such historical significance!

OLD QUEBEC CITY:

http://www.cbc.ca/sevenwonders/images/pic_wonder_quebec_city_lg.jpg

http://www.seniorsgotravel.com/images/new/contestoct06/Leeuw-0209old%20QuebecCityonline.jpg

http://uncommonjourneys.com/frontenac.jpg

JLCwrites
01-26-2008, 12:15 AM
I have to give you Canadians credit for this one. Sadly, it should have been done in English and French.

http://xavier.borderie.net/pm/images/uploads/funny_vancouver_sign.jpg
:ROFL::roll::roll::ROFL:

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-26-2008, 12:16 AM
This is not the Blame it on Kevin thread, smartasses!


There, there.

It is, too.

JJ Cooper
01-26-2008, 12:28 AM
It's just your standard 'ass covering' advice from our government. Nobody really pays that much attention. There's some fun reading there though.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. (http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/index.html)

JJ

brittanimae
01-26-2008, 12:32 AM
"Heavy snowfalls and ice in the winter can make driving dangerous. The wind-chill factor can also create dangerously cold outdoor conditions. ... The province of British Columbia in western Canada is in an active earthquake zone. Alberta and British Columbia are also subject to avalanches. ... Tornadoes can occur in some areas of Canada between May and September. Bush and forest fires can occur any time in Canada."

Geesh, all the good stuff happens in other provinces. On a lighter note, this is the proudest I've ever felt about being Canadian (at least for now). It takes some pretty interesting people with a fair amount of time disposable time to come up with some of those . . . sculptures. Seriously, proud.

brokenfingers
01-26-2008, 12:37 AM
Wow, I can't believe this. I am outraged.











They're just now getting around to issuing a warning?!

Haggis
01-26-2008, 01:06 AM
But if you can suck it up and control your fears, there's an awful lot of good stuff to see there too. Here's Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Pretty freakin' awesome to see in person.

http://photographs.mccumber.us/540/newyears-niagara12.jpg

KTC
01-26-2008, 01:11 AM
I was last at the falls last March when my son had a hockey tournament in Niagara Falls. I have to say, USA really lost out on this amazing landmark. Their side is really quite shabby. Plus, all the fun is on the Canadian side too.

cray
01-26-2008, 01:12 AM
But if you can suck it up and control your fears, there's an awful lot of good stuff to see there too. Here's Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Pretty freakin' awesome to see in person.

http://photographs.mccumber.us/540/newyears-niagara12.jpg


no offense, haggis, but i'm going straight for the perogie.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-26-2008, 01:28 AM
You batteries are all alike...

cray
01-26-2008, 01:32 AM
:D yep, batteries and perogies, .....we go together like peas and carrots.

auntybug
01-26-2008, 01:32 AM
*pouts* that one isn't frozen :( How come mine is!

Haggis
01-26-2008, 01:41 AM
I was last at the falls last March when my son had a hockey tournament in Niagara Falls. I have to say, USA really lost out on this amazing landmark. Their side is really quite shabby. Plus, all the fun is on the Canadian side too.

I was there early last September, after coming back from Niagara-on-the-Lake. The casinos on your side took all my money.

Yep, the US side was awful for years, but it is improving, finally. But even forgetting about the buildings, your side of the falls has a much more inspiring view.

The funny thing is, I grew up not 20 miles from the falls and before I moved away from there, probably only visited it three times.

KTC
01-26-2008, 01:55 AM
See that little building just beside the falls in that picture. There's a sushi restaurant inside there. My son got his picture taken beside the sign. It's AH-SO SUSHI. He laughed for about an hour about that name. In the picture, he's pointing to the sign with one hand and holding the other hand over his mouth like the Preacher Lady. He's so funny!

Joe270
01-26-2008, 01:57 AM
I wouldn't call that warning very comprehensive. Nothing at all about black flies in the summer?

What about moose attacks? Gangs of marauding mooses. Meese? Marauding Moose. Marauding mooses. Marauding Meese. Meece, gotta be meese.

What about the gangs of maniac marauding meece? Answer that, you travel warning person type people.

KTC
01-26-2008, 02:01 AM
Black Flies: They take chunks. It's terrible. Really.

Moose: My aunt had one come to her back door after supper...for years. Not every day, but quite often. He'd eat leftovers off a plate, if you held it out to him. Quite amazing, but not the norm I assure you.

Haggis
01-26-2008, 02:05 AM
Black Flies: They take chunks. It's terrible. Really.

Moose: My aunt had one come to her back door after supper...for years. Not every day, but quite often. He'd eat leftovers off a plate, if you held it out to him. Quite amazing, but not the norm I assure you.

That's on both sides of the river. The black flies--not the meese.

robeiae
01-26-2008, 06:12 AM
On second thought, let's not go to Canada. Tis a silly place.

Perks
01-26-2008, 06:16 AM
or the world's largest Easter Egg

http://www.bigthings.ca/alberta/pictures/2egg1.jpg

in Vegreville, Alberta (erected in honor of the RCMP's Centennial -- don't ask why cause no one probably knows!!)

Not very Eastery, is it? It has a very Southwest motif, like it should be suspended from a dreamcatcher or next to a kokopelli or something.

akiwiguy
01-26-2008, 06:38 AM
or the world's largest Easter Egg

http://www.bigthings.ca/alberta/pictures/2egg1.jpg

in Vegreville, Alberta (erected in honor of the RCMP's Centennial -- don't ask why cause no one probably knows!!)

It does make one wonder a bit actually. Let me guess... if the Police force gets this, one can only hazard a guess as to what is the means of honouring the country's service men and women... giant Christmas puddings?

Kadea
01-26-2008, 07:03 AM
Yeah, I didn't see a warning about the city of Mosquitos either. Geez, they apparently didn't spend enough time researching the pitfalls of Canada...

Chumplet
01-26-2008, 07:39 AM
Black Fly, little black fly
Always the black flies everywhere I go
When I die there'll be black flies pickin' my bones
In North Ontario-io
In North Ontariooooo

I'm still alive, what with the black bears and elephants roaming loose in my town.
Watch out for the ice! You might slip!

KTC
01-26-2008, 07:40 AM
Not very Eastery, is it? It has a very Southwest motif, like it should be suspended from a dreamcatcher or next to a kokopelli or something.


We didn't make it for you.

Kadea
01-26-2008, 07:59 AM
But I thought the Canadian world revolved around the US.

*ducking and running knowing exactly what I just started!*

Storyteller5
01-26-2008, 08:03 AM
Hey, what about Mac the Moose at Moose Jaw? 32 feet tall and weighs about 10 tons. If you want to talk roadside statues, this guy is pretty famous. ;)

http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/mjmoose.jpg

KTC
01-26-2008, 08:04 AM
Yes, I bet you do. Sometimes...we even forget the US exists. Sometimes. And while we're in France we wear Canadian flags on our backpacks so they don't get us confused. Just what the hell did you people do over there, anyway?!

KTC
01-26-2008, 08:05 AM
Hey, what about Mac the Moose at Moose Jaw? 32 feet tall and weighs about 10 tons. If you want to talk roadside statues, this guy is pretty famous. ;)

http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/mjmoose.jpg
http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/photos/2007/07/27/moose-mac070727.jpg

Kadea
01-26-2008, 08:11 AM
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/angelic014.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

KTC
01-26-2008, 08:13 AM
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/angelic014.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)


Hush now...you don't need wings to fly.

Haggis
01-26-2008, 08:21 AM
Yes, I bet you do. Sometimes...we even forget the US exists. Sometimes. And while we're in France we wear Canadian flags on our backpacks so they don't get us confused. Just what the hell did you people do over there, anyway?!

As I recall, along with the Brits and the Canadians, we helped them get their country back. But that was a long time ago (each time) and probably doesn't count anymore.

KTC
01-26-2008, 08:26 AM
lol. Yeah. Probably not. There's a statute of limitations on gratitude or something. Still...they make lovely bread.

SpookyWriter
01-26-2008, 08:27 AM
lol. Yeah. Probably not. There's a statute of limitations on gratitude or something. Still...they make lovely bread.I prefer to eat my cake without hair. Thank you.

KTC
01-26-2008, 08:28 AM
Yes, but I prefer to have my cake. Eating is so passe.

SpookyWriter
01-26-2008, 08:29 AM
I understand lip service. It's provisional. Yes?

KTC
01-26-2008, 08:30 AM
Who told you about my lips! No lip jokes. I'm still sensitive. The 70s were very hard on me. I refuse to answer to Mick. That's all I'm saying!

SpookyWriter
01-26-2008, 08:32 AM
There was a time when a set of full lips and a pocket full of pennies could get a nice woman.

Times change.

KTC
01-26-2008, 08:34 AM
There was a time when a set of full lips and a pocket full of pennies could get a nice woman.

Times change.


I have a pocket full of pennies. Just put your lips together and blow.

kikazaru
01-26-2008, 08:40 AM
Not very Eastery, is it? It has a very Southwest motif, like it should be suspended from a dreamcatcher or next to a kokopelli or something.

It's called "pysanky" and it's an Ukrainian Easter Egg. Canada has a large population of people with Ukrainian heritage and most settled mainly in the prairies. Some beautiful eggs here - http://www.johnstons.org/roy/pysanky/

SpookyWriter
01-26-2008, 08:48 AM
I have a pocket full of pennies. Just put your lips together and blow.LOL! Rust doesn't excite me like it used to when Lincoln was copper.